AgriTonic is a forage plantain from the breeding programme that created Tonic; it maintains many of the seasonal growth features of Tonic while having an increased leaf number. During autumn establishment AgriTonic can have a greater density of leaves which may be not as large as Tonic’s. Pastures planted with AgriTonic can grow better in summer and maintain feed quality over this period. For dairy farmers AgriTonic, like chicory and legumes, is processed faster in the rumen than ryegrass. This has the potential to increase daily intakes.
AgriTonic has been bred from plants surviving our intense breeding process and we believe this has conferred some additional tolerance to grazing and other farm management stresses.
AgriTonic provides the ideal option for including in a general pasture mix at 2-3 kg/ha where grazing pressure is often unnoticed and intense. In high density legume mixes AgriTonic also provides well tillered plants that should complement this style of grazing system.
- Ideal in a Top Crop forage blend with companian grasses, herbs and legumes
- Perennial plantain
- High quality
- Good pasture density
Sowing rate: 2-3kg/ha in a pasture blend, 6-10kg/ha in a standalone stand.